By Gray Rollins
Stained glass has been used to decorate and enhance buildings
for centuries. The breathtaking stained glass windows in
cathedrals attract thousands of tourists each year. With the
popularity of stained glass windows, it is no surprise that
people began to create other things from stained glass. Today,
you can find many products made with stained glass, from lamps
to mirrors. However, how can you decorate with stained glass?
There are several things you can do to fit stained glass into
First, you may want to consider putting stained glass in your
windows. After all, the sunlight shining through a window is
the reason that stained glass looks so beautiful. If you donít
have room for a stained glass window in your budget, look for
sun catcher or a faux window that is designed to hang in front
of your real window.
Of course, if you donít have natural light, you can still
the beauty of stained glass with an accent lamp that has a
stained glass shade. When the lamp is on, the light bulb will
shine through the shade, creating an effect almost as
as natural light shining through a stained glass window.
lamps work best as secondary lighting, since they usually
require low wattage bulbs. Tuck a lamp into a dark corner to
provide a bit of color and enough lighting for someone to sit
and read. You can also use these lamps on sofa tables, night
stands, or desks.
Chandeliers are another great way to enjoy stained glass in
home. You can place a chandelier in the traditional spot over
the center of the dining room table, but why not have a little
fun with your decorating? Try placing a stained glass
chandelier in your hallway to give your entryway more impact
in your sunroom to add a touch of whimsy.
Next, you may want to add a stained glass mirror to your
bathroom. You can find mirrors with a traditional stained
design around the edges or mirrors with fun themes, such as
beach scenes or wild animals.
Finally, you can create your own faux stained glass on any
glass or mirrored surface. You can really dress up your glass
fronted cabinets, the panes of glass in your front door, or
top of your glass coffee table with stained glass paint.
trace the pattern you want with black piping and then fill in
with these colorful, see through paints.
About The Author: Gray Rollins is a featured writer for
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